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Well here I am safely off the island now having swam out to a fishing boat that was passing by. When I first got marooned on the island it all seemed so fun and adventurous. There was an abundant amount of food and water and the flowers on the plants were plentifull. Now that I am leaving the island for a while, it is nice to know that there is still plenty of that there should I decide to jump back into the water and swim into the lagoon.
After being there for a week or so I was reminded of the story "Lord of the Flies". It seemed that some people just wanted to survive and enjoy their stay. Others however were in constant turmoil over control of the conch. I never was seeking the conch, I was content with smelling the flowers and enjoying the sun and sand.
The quest for the conch can get quite nasty at somepoints and even lead to possible violent acts by tribal members. I learned that some have already been hurt and have shied away from some of the rituals around the campfire. This really concerned me as I know that many just wanted to enjoy their stay while on the island.
I think that if I come back to the island I may seek out those that have abused the conch and make them aware of their actions. Control of the conch means nothing except that you have a meaningless idol in your hand. Having the support of the tribe is what's most important and being able to have them confide in you. It's nice to know that there are many huts that you are welcome in, not feared in.
Take care all as I have just jumped over from the fishing boat to the Love Boat. I am headed up to the sun deck for a Slippery Nipple or a Long Slow Comfortable Screw at the bar. I will send you a post card in a bottle from the edge.
6/22/2006 8:32 pm
Interesting article and more than a little deep. Will probably be thinking about that one for awhile.
Now that you've started a blog, you probably realize how difficult it is to get others to read it,(Much less offer any comments), or maybe you just plain don't care.
Legs and I have started a blog and we would appreciate you taking the time to check it out and offer any comments.
7/13/2006 2:59 am
Chatroom personalities seem to parallel the character on Gilligan's Island. I don't think you could have picked a more appropriate metaphor. First there are the Howell's...Mr and Mrs. They claim to be a couple (you know them by the C after their handle) and to be monogamous. Both concepts are probably as fictional as these characters. They feel morally superior to others and have a sense of entitlement. Next is the Professor; he wants to appear dispassionate and not really involved. These are the scientific types who want to analyze everyone and their motives. The Professor would like you to believe he is only there because he's doing a study in human sexuality. Ha....don't believe it for a minute. He wants to get laid badly. Then there is the sexy Ginger. She is the cock tease. She's not there for anything except validation and ass licking. It's the only way she feels good about herself. The overweight Captain is there too. He knows he will never get any, but he keeps trying. Overall, he's a good guy and he just can't understand that tub of lard around his gut is what is turning the ladies off, not his personality. We confide in and trust the Captain. Last but not least are Gilligan and Mary Ann. They are your typical good folks who get overlooked. However, be advised....they are getting more sex than all the other stow-aways combined. They even do each other....but never kiss and tell. Yep, I'd do Gilligan in a heartbeat. He knows how to laugh at others and himself.|